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Largest Egyptian Sarcophagus Identified (mentions "Israel")

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Fit for a King: Largest Egyptian Sarcophagus Identified

By Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor | LiveScience.com – Thu, Dec 6, 2012

The largest ancient Egyptian sarcophagus has been identified in a tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, say archaeologists who are re-assembling the giant box that was reduced to fragments more than 3,000 years ago.

Made of red granite, the royal sarcophagus was built for Merneptah, an Egyptian pharaoh who lived more than 3,200 years ago. A warrior king, he defeated the Libyans and a group called the "Sea Peoples" in a great battle.

He also waged a campaign in the Levant attacking, among others, a group he called "Israel" (the first mention of the people). When he died, his mummy was enclosed in a series of four stone sarcophagi, one nestled within the other.

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LOVE SONGS    1,302

They are still in tact...without imbalming fluid.

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Tinky    2,093

Very interesting! :thumbsup:

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ayin jade    16,872

I read this a few days ago. Its cool. This pharaoh is more recent than king tut.

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